Graphic: Alex Tomlinson/Audubon

Mapping Migraciones

Birds and people connect across the hemisphere.

Birds have no borders and migrate thousands of miles every year.

Mapping Migraciones is a year-long project by Audubon California with National Audubon Society and Latino Outdoors celebrating Latinidad, migration, and the stories that connect us across the Americas.

The interactive map uses migratory bird data and stories from people like you to give us a full picture of how birds and people are connected through geography and culture. Want to deeper dive? Panels and discussions throughout the year will give you an opportunity to learn more about the joy of migration. Check-in throughout the year and watch the map grow to include more birds, migration patterns, and stories. 

Follow the migration stories to see how people and birds intersect as they make their way through the Americas.




What's Your Migration Path?

Take our survey for a chance to see your story on the Mapping Migraciones interactive map!



Previous Webinars and Events

Mapping Migraciones: Birding without Borders
February 4, 2021

Otillia Portillo Padua, director of the documentary Birders (2019), and members of Latino Outdoors discussed their experiences navigating the intersection between birding and national borders. 

Mapping Migraciones: Salton Sea, Selena, and Solidarity
March 18, 2021

In honor of Latino Advocacy Week, we talked about environmental justice and checked in with activists across the country fighting for a better environment every day, both on the ground working with members of the community, and through appealing to decision-makers with public advocacy. 

Mapping Migraciones: Nature is for Everyone
May 6, 2021

Did you know communities of color in rural and urban regions are four times as likely to live in nature-deprived areas? Colonization and climate change have contributed to the loss of nature, threatening wildlife and negatively affecting the quality of life for many residents in the state. Check out this conversation with Audubon California and Latino Outdoors and learn more about equitable access to the outdoors and how it has shaped the Latinx experience.  When we uplift the stories and experiences of communities of color, we give power back to our communities furthering environmental justice in state and national policy.

Mapping Migraciones: Indigenous Perspectives on Migration, Displacement, and the Sacredness of Place
July 24, 2021

Having meaningful conversations that shape our views on who and what belongs in nature is more important now than ever. Who decides what is native and what is not native in nature? Why is it that a person that just relocated (migrated) to Los Angeles can have their offspring considered a “California Native,” but plants and animals will always be associated with their land of origin.

Tune in for a conversation with members of the Indigenous community in Los Angeles as they discuss what it means for plants and people to be Native or Non-native.

Meet Some of the Birds That Migrate
Yellow Warbler
Wood Warblers
Wilson's Warbler
Wood Warblers
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-winged Hawk
Hawks and Eagles
! Priority Bird
Western Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Cardinals, Grosbeaks and Buntings
Blackburnian Warbler
Wood Warblers
Blue-headed Vireo